Developing a more creative, playful, inclusive and skilled workforce in early childhood education who can champion the intellectual and holistic needs of all young learners.
Our Vision: We strongly believe that we can make the world a better place for all children, and not only can we achieve this dream but we can also empower all children by enabling them to use their own voices so they can reach their full potential in a better world. Using sign languages as a second language of communication and instruction in all early years programs, we are ensuring that no child is left behind in education or silenced in life because of their disabilities or inability to communicate verbally at any given time.
Our goal:Improved access to equal (inclusive) and quality early childhood education for both deaf and hearing children and usage of national sign languages in all early childhood education programs worldwide.
We assert that all young learners will improve their learning outcomes and life options:
When they are capacitated as their own protagonists of change
When families and communities include and value them and are aware of and able to address the challenges arising from existing socio-cultural practices and development barriers
When all schools provide inclusive, safe and conducive environments for learning and teachers have sufficient skills and knowledge to support young learners
When all deaf and hearing boys and girls are fully prepared for work and the future economy, as well as empowered to secure safe and sustainable livelihoods.
When inclusive early childhood education is accessible to all children and enriched with learning through play, technology and creative arts.
In our ongoing Inclusive Early Childhood Education agenda, we are building a holistic and integrated web of support around the mentoring unit.
Expanding on this, our educational approach which is child-centered addresses the socio-cultural barriers deaf and hearing children face between early childhood to transitioning into adulthood.
Lily Kudzro, Founder and Executive Director
A children's rights advocate and social entrepreneur who is passionate about the quality and future of learning for children with and without disabilities.
Lily is currently studying a Masters Degree of Education in Educational Leadership at Yorkville University, Canada.
James Etheridge, Advisor
James Etheridge is an adjunct professor at George Brown College, Bachelor of Interpreting in Canada. He graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Emlyn Lotus, Programs Coordinator
Reach for Change Africa